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Energy Code Goes International

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September 01, 1998

The Model Energy Code (MEC) is a national standard. When local code jurisdictions are updating a building code, they can use MEC as a starting point for their energy efficiency requirements, saving them time and trouble. [continue reading]

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Title 24: The Next Step

Author: Doug Johnson
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January 01, 1998

California's energy standards for new buildings, known as Title 24, are being revised to make building energy savings more reliable. [continue reading]

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Regulating Ventless Heaters

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January 01, 1998

Ventless gas heaters have seen sales take off over the past few years, buoyed by their low cost, attractive design, and high efficiency. [continue reading]

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State Energy Codes: An Uphill Battle

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March 01, 1997

Since the mid-1970s, building code officials and energy professionals have developed and promoted energy codes throughout the United States. Some states have developed their own codes, while others have incorporated the national Model Energy Code, or MEC, into local building codes. [continue reading]

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Moscow Code Aims to Halve Building Energy Use

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November 01, 1996

When the Iron Curtain opened in 1989, Westerners were shocked by the poor building performance in formerly Communist countries. [continue reading]

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Putting Pressure on Building Codes

Author: David Brook
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September 01, 1996

Last winter, in Oregon's Willamette Valley, a family was spending their first season in a new custom colonial-style house. [continue reading]

Energy Innovation

Rick Barnett

Energy Innovation

Space conditioning is the biggest piece of the residential energy pie, and thermal shell improvement is a homeowner's best opportunity ...

The Future is Now—Or At Least Nearer with ORNL’s 3D-Printed House and Car

Marlene Taylor

The Future is Now—Or At Least Nearer with ORNL’s 3D-Printed House and Car

Energy supplies and efficiency in new home construction took an interesting turn when researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) ...

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